Sponsorship
Content Partners
MAKE Logo
MAKE is a leading source of insight into the renewable energy industry. 
Our knowledge of local markets, our powerful databases, our extensive professional network and global team of industry experts enable us with proven accuracy to connect the dots in a dynamic and rapidly developing business and accelerate results for our clients. This makes us a preferred partner for leading renewable companies and investors worldwide.
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Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world's natural resources sector. With detailed coverage of power market fundamentals, gas, coal, solar, wind, energy storage, and grid technologies, we make it easier to understand the rapidly evolving power landscape.
Reception Sponsor
Shoals Technologies Group Logo
Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Shoals has grown exponentially since its founding in 1996, and maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions. Additional information is available at www.shoals.com.
Platinum Sponsor
KACO new energy Logo
KACO new energy is a leader for PV system solutions with a culture of in the photovoltaic inverter and power electronics industries. The German-based engineers have been developing, designing and manufacturing current inverters and power electronics for 100 years. The KACO blueplanet product family has set new standards in photovoltaic applications - particularly in reliability, efficiency, power density, and patented intellectual technology. The Ultrverter is the first of it's class.
Gold Sponsors
7x Energy Logo
7X Energy is an Austin-based utility-scale solar developer for corporations, municipalities, utilities and cooperatives. We strive to make it simple and affordable for our customers to procure utility-scale solar power using innovative software, products and business models. Our nationwide development portfolio includes over 4,100 MWs of projects under site control and over 1,500 MWs of projects in interconnection queues.
Array Technologies Logo
Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. With efficient installation and terrain flexibility coupled with high reliability, durability and performance, Array delivers the best project returns in the industry. As the chosen tracker for more than 16 GW years of energy production, Array’s products have been optimized through unparalleled experience garnered over nearly three decades. Array Technologies is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, Mexico, South America, the Middle East, and Australia. For more information, please visit arraytechinc.com.
CohnReznick Logo
CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the deep resources of a national firm with the hands-on, agile approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. With diverse industry expertise, the Firm provides companies with the insight and experience to help them break through and seize growth opportunities. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, is headquartered in New York, NY with 2,700 employees in offices nationwide. CohnReznick is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com.
EnergyBin Logo
EnergyBin.com is the leading B2B member-only, community and online marketplace for the renewable energy industry that provides trusted, centralized, access to the most competitively priced renewable energy components and market intelligence, saving you time and money. Our mission is to create a trusted, community and marketplace for renewable energy companies across the supply-chain to gain equal access to low cost new, excess, used, and refurbished renewable energy components.
IBM Logo
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. Just completing its 22nd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Scientists from IBM Research have produced six Nobel Laureates, 10 U.S. National Medals of Technology, five U.S. National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 19 inductees in the National Academy of Sciences and 20 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Today, IBM is much more than a “hardware, software, services” company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. Our work and our people can be found in all sorts of interesting places. IBMers are helping transform healthcare, improving the retail shopping experience, rerouting traffic jams and even designing the next generation fan experience in sports stadiums around the world. It's the kind of thing we've been doing for more than 100 years.
Marathon Capital Logo
Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a four-time recipient of the "Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor" Award (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), "Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year" Award (2016) and first-time recipient of the "Best Asset M&A Advisor" (2017) in Power Finance & Risk's Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.
SolarEdge Logo
As a top-tier inverter company and the leader of the DC power optimizer segment, SolarEdge has shipped over 1.3 GW of its DC optimized inverter systems, which have been installed in more than 70 countries. Maximizing power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced, the SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, and a cloud-based monitoring platform.
Tradewind Energy Logo
Tradewind Energy is one of the largest wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. We deliver long-term power projects that tap into nature's resources to produce sustainable energy for our nation. We've earned a reputation for innovation in the market, for our highly skilled and passionate team and for our deeply held respect for the people, environment and communities where we develop our projects. For more information, visit www.tradewindenergy.com.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Logo
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has built a multidisciplinary team of seasoned attorneys with extensive experience developing and financing major energy and infrastructure projects around the world. We bring to each of our assignments a commercial-minded understanding of the needs of different project participants, and we craft solutions that balance and align conflicting interests in order to get projects financed and built.
Silver Sponsors
Hanwha Q CELLS Logo
Hanwha Q CELLS America is headquartered in Irvine, CA and handles sales for the North American region. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL), one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 8 business enterprise in South Korea.
Swinerton Renewable Energy Logo
Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 130 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 3.5 GW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 4.5 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.com.
Supporting Organizations
ACORE Logo
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing value to the renewable energy sector through policy changes, market development and finance. With hundreds of member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies and platforms, and close ties to renewable energy investors, ACORE is uniquely positioned to promote the policies and financial structures essential to growth in the renewable sector.
Advanced Energy Economy Logo
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels. Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. AEE recently introduced PowerSuite, a robust set of tools to search, track, and collaborate on energy legislation and utility regulatory proceedings from across the country with one, easy-to-use interface. Learn more at www.aee.net
ATI - Austin Technology Incubator Logo
The Austin Technology Incubator is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin. A program of the University’s IC² Institute, ATI has a 28-year track record of helping founding teams achieve success.
Center for Sustainable Energy Logo
The Center for Sustainable Energy is a mission-driven nonprofit, providing clean energy consulting services and program management to governments, regulators, utilities, businesses, property owners and others looking for an objective implementation partner to develop customized solutions that help lower energy costs, and increase consumer choice and accessibility to clean energy technologies. Expertise include: Clean Transportation, Energy Efficiency & Building Performance, Policy Support, Marketing, Education & Outreach and more. Learn more at EnergyCenter.org.
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Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.
Greentown Labs Logo
Greentown Labs is a community of bold, passionate entrepreneurs creating game-changing energy technologies that transform the way we live, work, and play. Located in Somerville, Mass., Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, operating a 33,000-square-foot facility that enables entrepreneurs to solve today’s biggest energy and environmental problems. Greentown Labs hosts a constant stream of events and programs for the cleantech community and tours more than 10,000 visitors from around the world each year. Its mission is to enable a vibrant community of entrepreneurs to realize their visions by providing access to the resources, labs and funding they need to thrive. The incubator is doubling the size of its headquarters in Somerville and in the fall of 2017 it will open its Global Center for Cleantech Innovation, providing an additional 58,000 sq. ft. of prototyping, office and event space for 50 additional startups. For more information, please visit www.greentownlabs.com or find us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
M-RETS Logo
The Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) is a web-based system used by power generators, utilities, marketers, and qualified reporting entities in participating states and provinces. M-RETS tracks Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and facilitates REC transactions by issuing a unique, traceable digital certificate for every megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable energy generated by registered units or imported into its system. M-RETS users retire RECs to comply with state policy or to serve the voluntary market and to ensure that RECs are not double-counted.
Peak Load Management Alliance Logo
Peak Load Management Alliance was founded in 1999 as the voice of demand response practitioners. It is a community of experts and practitioners dedicated to promote inclusiveness in the design, delivery, technology, and management of solutions addressing energy and natural resource integration. . PLMA members share expertise to educate each other and explore innovative approaches to demand response programs, price and rate response, regional regulatory issues, and technologies as the energy markets evolve. PLMA has grown to over 110 electric utility and allied organization members in 2016, an increase of almost 300% within four years.
Power Association of Northern California Logo
The Power Association of Northern California is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the power industry in California and all of its component parts. PANC sponsors monthly luncheon meetings and educational seminars to help professionals better understand the challenges confronting the power industry. Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in San Francisco. Guest speakers include legislators, CEO’s, Commissioners and other experts from both the regulated and unregulated side of the industry.
Wind Energy Foundation Logo
The Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of wind as a clean, domestic energy source through communication, research, and education.
Media Partners
Climate Connect Ltd. Logo
Climate Connect Ltd. works at the intersection of energy, software technology and artificial intelligence. We build real time data platforms and artificial intelligence driven models and algorithms for forecasting and automated decision making. We specialize in power, gas and emissions markets.
Renewables Now Logo
Renewables Now (renewablesnow.com) is a one-stop shop for business news and market intelligence for the global renewable energy industry. Find all of the latest renewable energy news, expert views and in-depth analysis at one place. Solar, wind, biomass & biofuels, marine energy, geothermal energy and naturally, energy storage, all have their fair share in the news coverage. Beyond the news, we offer renewable energy market briefs, company profiles, industry reports, media monitoring and newsletters on demand. Event attendees are entitled to a 10% discount on all premium subscription plans or a two-week free trial.
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reNEWS is the 'digital newspaper' and real-time news website tracking the renewable energy market. Established in 2002, the reNEWS newsletter is regarded as a leading source of information on the sector, providing the exclusive and unmissable stories that matter to the industry.
RTO Insider Logo
RTO Insider is your eyes and ears on the U.S. organized electric markets, bringing you exclusive coverage of policy making from “inside the room” at RTO/ISO stakeholder meetings across the country. We’re also inside the room wherever wholesale market participants have conversations that can impact policy: at FERC, on Capitol Hill, at industry conferences or in state capitals. Our team of reporters will be there to ensure you’re aware of any development that could impact your bottom line.
Smart Grid Today Logo
Smart Grid Today's mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry -- in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day. SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive of thousands of past stories and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Visit http://www.SmartGridToday.com/TRIAL to sign up for a 14-day risk-free trial today.
Texas Electric News Logo
Texas Electric News is a free news service from Competitive Assets LLC (CA). CA offers monitoring services that covers electric industry issues at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and the Texas Legislature. CA’s newest free publication is called Electric Edge: Texas Focus, and it provides readers with insight into developing trends specific to renewables, and smart technologies and services.
Utility Dive Logo
Utility Dive covers industry news and provides original analysis on the latest happenings in utility and energy. Our mission is to provide busy executives with a bird's-eye-view of the utilities industry in 60 seconds. With a daily email newsletter and website that looks great on mobile as well as desktop, plus a mobile app, Utility Dive keeps you informed on the go. You 'll get coverage of topics such as smart grid, energy efficiency, regulation and policy, grid security, distributed generation, renewable energy, and more. http://www.utilitydive.com/
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Greentech Media delivers business-to- business news, analysis and events at the forefront of the global energy transformation. Our coverage area extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market’s evolution. Greentech Media’s industry-leading coverage is provided by a team of analysts from our market intelligence arm, GTM Research, as well as our world-class journalists and global network of expert contributors.
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GTM Research is now Wood Mackenzie, the leading market analysis and advisory firm on the transformation of the global electricity industry. GTM Research is comprised of analysts covering solar, grid edge, and energy storage markets. Our analysts combine diverse backgrounds in energy, environmental, emerging technology, information technology and strategic consulting sectors. This diverse team provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of research reports, consulting, and data subscription services.